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Channelpower Control


1. Level Controls
See Scaling Controls (1) and Scaling Controls (2).

2. Channel Profile Selection
Select the channel or provider profile to use for calculating and displaying channelpower values.

3. Adjust Sweep Parameters Button
Adjusts sweep parameters of the current device so that Start- and Stopfrequency match the selected channel profile.

4. Detail Selection
Selects if bars should be generated for whole provider ranges or for each individual channel separately (e.g. for GSM profiles).

5. Trace Selection
Allows you to use the different traces as base for calculating the channelpower values. Every enabled trace will show up as a segment on the bargraph in the view. Note that enabling “Current” and “Average” at the same time may cause a lot of flickering on the display, esp. on fast sweeps.

6. Reset Trace Data
This will reset the data of the associated trace, similar to the same feature in Trace List and Controls.

7. Display Spectrum Trace
For each trace you can also display the spectrum trace to be displayed in the background of the bargraph. These settings are independent of wether the relevant trace is enabled or not.

8. Enable / Disable Axes
See Spectrum Control

9. Mode Selection
Select one of several calculation modes for generating the channelpower values:

  •  Absolute Peaks: Simply find the maximum (minimum on Minimum trace) measurement value of the relevant trace within each channel frequency range

  •  Simple Average: Calculate an average value of all measurement points on the relevant trace within the channel frequency range

  •  Weighted Average: Like Simple Average, but give values close to the center of the channel a higher weight than those close to the boundaries

  •  Channelpower: Like Simple Average, but use the Agilent definition and formula for Channelpower.
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